Made in Brooklyn Tours are guided walking tours that celebrate the creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of Brooklynites past and present. They tell the story of Brooklyn's industrial revolution and its current resurgence.
On Made in Brooklyn Tours the stars of the show are the people who make things. This special Makin' Art in Red Hook Tour stars the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC). Experience the diverse art on display at the BWAC fall show, Tales of Breukelen Art, through the eyes of one of its exhibiting artists, Janet Rothholz. In addition to being a Brooklyn based ceramic sculptor, Janet is also an admitted BWAC booster and loves looking at and talking about art. Learn about some of the BWAC artists, their work, medium, process and influences as Janet guides you through two art-filled floors of an old Civil War era warehouse.
So come with me, a native Brooklynite and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, and "See who's makin' it in Brooklyn!"
Added Bonus for visitors from Manhattan! Meet me inside the Wall St./Pier 11 Ferry Terminal at 12:45 PM. We'll take the FREE! Ferry bound for Red Hook through Buttermilk Channel and get a glimpse of Brooklyn's working waterfront.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn's largest artist-run organization with over 400 exhibiting artistS. For 30 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists. Their annual exhibits present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experimental cutting edge. BWAC's 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city.
Made in Brooklyn Tours have a Made in Brooklyn theme. These are not, strictly speaking, food or beverage tours though there may be tasting opportunities. No two tours - even of the same neighborhood - are alike. Each is a unique experience! We make several scheduled stops moving at a leisurely pace. Depending on how the group feels, we may go over the posted end time. You're encouraged to return to your favorite stops after the tour to shop, eat or drink.
My tours are designed with starting points that are easy to reach by public transportation or ferry. Please arrive about ten minutes early and use the restroom before we start. These are walking tours and we'll be outside much of the time. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a bottle of water and don't forget your camera! Note: These tours are designed for adults.
IKEA Brooklyn (View)
1 Beard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|